WKU BASKETBALL | Robinson Granted Release from Program

08/01/2017 11:54 PM

The “Mitchell Robinson Era” at WKU is over almost as soon as it began.

The five-star basketball recruit was granted his release from the Western Kentucky men’s basketball program.

The following is a statement from WKU men’s basketball head coach Rick Stansbury:

WKU freshman center Mitchell Robinson has been granted his release to transfer from the Hilltopper program. After discussing Mitchell’s future with him Monday evening, we agreed that it would be best for both sides to allow him to move in a different direction. As I’ve said before, Mitchell is a great kid, and we wish him well going forward.”

According to WKU basketball, the only limitation in Robinson’s release from WKU is that he cannot transfer to another Conference USA program.

The decision comes the same week the center was indefinitely suspended by Stansbury for a violation of team rules.

Robinson was the highest-rated recruit in WKU history.

ESPN 680 sports host Jason Anderson stopped by Sports Night on Wednesday to share his thoughts on the drama that has unfolded the past couple days:

Anderson also spoke about how Robinson’s departure will impact this year’s Hilltopper basketball team:

Andrew Chernoff

Andrew is a sports anchor and sports managing editor for Spectrum News. He covers sports all across the state of Kentucky for Sports Night, which airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News. Andrew was a sports anchor and reporter at KFDM/KBTV in Beaumont, Texas for four years before making the move back home to the Midwest. He is originally from Carmel, Indiana and majored in broadcast journalism and political science at Syracuse University.

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